7pm – free
The Upgrade! Montréal
presents: FUSE Magazine for the arts and politics [Montréal launch]
Artist presentation: Freda Guttman
Special guest: Stephan Hashemi [topic: Zahra Kazemi + Côte
St-Luc Library censored exhibit]
With DJ tobias
07:15pm: introduction toUpgrade & FUSE
07:25pm: Stephan Hashemi [Kahra Kazemi exhibit @ Côte St-Luc Library]
07:50pm: Freda Guttman
08:15pm: round table + music by DJ tobias c. van Veen
10:30pm: the end!
UPGRADE! :: NOVEMBER
This month at the
Upgrade we usher in the Fall with the Montréal launch of FUSE magazine.
FUSE is one of Canada’s longest-running English-language arts and politics publications
(of some 27 years), and from this issue we welcome Montréal artist and
activist Freda Guttman, who will discuss her work in the arts as well as its
intersection with activism and technology surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict. In particular, drawn from the upcoming FUSE issue which will be available
at the Upgrade, the topic of the gathering will be the censorship, at the Côte
St-Luc Library, of murdered Canadian journalist Zahra Kazemi’s photographs of
Palestine. In this capacity the Upgrade welcomes Kazemi’s son Stephan Hashemi,
who will speak on the issue.
We welcome discussion
and debate, and will present an intimate and open atmosphere to pursue dialogue.
The free event begins promptly at 7pm, when the bar opens, followed by the presentations
and the music of curator and DJ tobias c. van Veen.
Also this month,
the Upgrade, as part of an international and ever-expanding network, is pleased
to present new additions to its curatorial team: Anik Fournier, Ruth Burns and
Sophie Le-Phat Ho, three active members and organisers of Montréal’s
arts and academic communities. Stay tuned as the Upgrade gears up for 2006.
– tobias, Sophie,
Anik & Ruth